Setting standards in storage technology
SOLID STATE DRIVES
A solid-state drive (SSD) is a nonvolatile storage device that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory. Solid-state drives actually aren't hard drives in the traditional sense of the term, as there are no moving parts involved. A traditional hard disk drive (HDD) consists of a spinning disk with a read/write head on a mechanical arm called an actuator. An SSD, on the other hand, has an array of semiconductor memory organized as a disk drive, using integrated circuits (ICs) rather than magnetic or optical storage media. An SSD may also be referred to as a solid-state disk.
Form factor – SATA, M.2 standard (formerly called NGFF)? Drive vs. cache?
Features & Benefits
Improved application responsiveness - Improving application responsiveness is where SSDs really shine. With no moving parts in the SSD, applications have nearly instant access to all the data users need, when they need it.
Improve power efficiency – SSDs use less power than traditional hard drives. Endurance - Micron SSDs are engineered to provide the optimal balance between endurance (rated in drive writes per day) and cost for their intended use.